Many mothers undergo cosmetic surgery in order to regain their pre-baby body. A mini tummy tuck, or mini abdominoplasty is one of the most popular postnatal cosmetic procedures. This is a procedure that involves removing skin and loose fat from the lower abdomen. A mini abdominoplasty will help create a stomach that is both flatter and smoother. It also helps tighten loose abdominal muscles.
A consultation is required before any type of surgery. Only a plastic surgeon can determine whether a mini tummy tuck is right for a particular patient. Patients who have moderate excess fat and skin in their lower abdomen are often considered good candidates for a mini abdominoplasty.
People who want to get this procedure should also not have any major medical problems. Women who are planning to get pregnant in the future should not get a tummy tuck. Furthermore, it is important for people to have realistic expectations about this procedure.
A mini tummy tuck involves making a small incision inside of the lower abdomen. The scar of this procedure can be easily concealed below the bikini line. Dr. Lakshman will use liposuction to remove the excess skin. The surgeon will also repair and tighten the muscles as well as remove the sagging skin. The incisions will be closed with sutures and bandages and compression garments will be applied to the skin.
A mini abdominoplasty can be completed in less than two hours. It is an outpatient procedure, which means that patients will be able to go home after it has been completed. This procedure can be performed using general or local anesthesia.
Mini tummy tucks are very safe. However, cosmetic surgery is not completely risk-free. Some of the possible side risks of a mini abdominoplasty include infection, bleeding and numbness.
Patients will recover faster from a mini abdominplasty than they would if they were to get a traditional abdominoplasty. It is normal to experience some discomfort in the abdomen for the first few days after this procedure. Many patients are able to return to their normal activities within one or two weeks. Dr. Lakshman will make recommendations on when you can return to vigorous activities or exercise.
For more information and to schedule an evaluation for a mini tummy tuck with Dr. Lakshman, contact us today.